Midfielder Ignacio Camacho believes Malaga can beat Milan in Tuesday’s Champions League clasho and qualify for the knockout stages.
The Costa del Sol club suffered a first home defeat of the season to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, but Camacho [pictured, left] feels that playing in Europe’s premier competition is completely different to domestic games.
“We have no time to dwell on that loss and must focus on Milan. It is a very important game for us, but we can win it and also reach the next stage,” he told La Opinion de Malaga.
“It will be a great game and we must go out to enjoy it because the Champions League is different to anything else, so we’ve got to continue what we have been doing and get the three points.”
Camacho says he is looking forward to playing at the San Siro but is aware it is one of the most difficult places in Europe to win at.
“There’s no doubt it has been a dream of mine to play there. It’s one of those places where a footballer always wants to play and do well.
“The San Siro has lots of history and is up there with the Santiago Bernabeu and the Camp Nou, but hopefully we can win. We’ve already proved at La Rosaleda that we can beat them and we’ll be giving it everything, there’s no doubt about that.”
Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini said last week had been a strange one at the club with the issue of non-payment of players once more being raised. Nonetheless, Camacho feels it did not affect the team despite the Rayo loss.
“Hopefully everything will be sorted out this month but we need to stay out of it and concentrate on doing well on the pitch, as we have done.
“We know the Sheikh is here and that’s good for all of us,” he concluded.